Environment Canada just issued a new weather statement that changes everything. The rain/snow precipitation forecast for Saturday will eventually turn to FREEZING RAIN in the evening, and it will likely be a significant amount.
These are the areas to be affected by the freezing rain on Saturday and Sunday, January 11 and 12, 2020:
- Montreal Island area
- Châteauguay – La Prairie area
- Laval area
- Longueuil – Varennes area
If that wasn’t enough to ruin your weekend plans, consider that they are also forecasting strong wind gusts of between 60 and 70 km/h on Sunday.
That means tree branches and power lines, already iced and heavy, could snap. Of course, if all this happens, we should prepare for power outages.
There’s still a bit of uncertainty at this point with the tracking of this system, so there’s hope that it will pass us by without any problems (fingers crossed). .